TOUCH A TRUCK

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Carter Harris gets some help from First Sgt. Joel Blackwell of the Beaufort Police Department while suting up in a tactical vest and traditional helmet during the fifth annual Touch a Truck on Saturday at Beaufort Town Center. Many children lined up to get their picture made while wearing the tactical gear.

 

Bob Sofaly photo
One of the trucks on display during Saturday’s fifth annual Touch a Truck event at the Beaufort Town Center was Beaufort County Sherrif’s Office’s MRAP, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, transport. The vehicle which can cost from $500,000 upwards to $100,000,000, was purchased through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program which allows for sale of surplus weaponry and tatical vehicles to local law enforcement angencies, according to an article in Wikipedia. The event was sponsored by the Junior Service League of Beaufort.